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As a parent, you quickly realize that your bundle of joy also is a bundle of responsibility. Suddenly, you’re looking for reliable information on everything from diapers to driver’s education. Parenting covers a lot of ground, and Mayo Clinic Health System has experts in many fields that offer information and perspectives on raising great kids.

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It's true that antibiotics are important medications when prescribed and appropriately used. But, home remedies often may be a better choice to treat your child's illness. Get answers to help you child recover quickly and safely.

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Kids in the kitchen: Early involvement yields oodles of fun

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Now more than ever, it's important to schedule flu vaccinations for your entire family. You can help prepare your children for getting a shot with these tips.

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6 tips to reduce children's screen time

Children are on screens during the school day more than ever because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are 6 tips to help trim screen time when they're not in school.

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Life happens, even for kids: bullying, school problems, hunger, problems at home, illness, divorce and the list goes on. Stress can affect children the same way it affects adults, so what can we do to help those kids in need of a little support?

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Expand their food horizons: Get your kids in the kitchen

Getting kids in the kitchen and experimenting with new foods increases the chances they will eat whatever they prepare. Try these techniques to get them involved.

July 10, 2020

Play! It's good for your family's health

With summer in full swing and seemingly unlimited opportunities for kids to play, it’s a good time to remember that play isn’t just fun — it’s the foundation for healthy growth.

Hilary Kent, DPT By Hilary Kent June 17, 2020

4 tips for temper tantrums

We’ve all been there. Your toddler is having a meltdown in the middle of the grocery store aisle. What do you do now? These 4 tips may offer some techniques you haven’t tried yet.

Sara Herrmann, M.D. By Sara Herrmann June 15, 2020

Are video games and screens another addiction?

In our digital world, most of us own electronic devices with screens. As a parent, you may worry about the impact of your and your children's screen use. Find out what you can do.

Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C. By Jennifer Wickham June 10, 2020

COVID-19 and spiritual life: Controlling anxiousness in your family

Has the stress level risen in your home? Here are 3 spiritual health tips you can try to lower anxiety levels in your family.

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Helping your teen with social distancing

How do you help teens cope with cancellation of activities due to COVID-19? We'll show you ways to acknowledge feelings and give you 10 coping strategies.

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